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Bowhunter Gets Lucky With a Bad Shot


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Bowhunter Rod Lawver got really lucky on this one.

Yes, he bagged a big, 10-point buck.

But that wasn't the lucky part.

The lucky part was that he ended up taking a bad shot and still bagged the buck.

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Lawver hunts on a 5-acre piece of land in Cecil County, Maryland. The property is part of a creek bottom connected to hundreds of acres of woods.

He knew the 10-pointer was out there because it showed up on trail cams.

Lawver hunted the property four times before getting a shot at the buck.

It was a little after 9:00 a.m. Sept. 30, and Lawver was about ready to call it a morning. That's when the 10-pointer sauntered in. At 25 yards, he took the shot.

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And knew it hit way back on the buck. He admits, "I didn't do my part very well."

Lawver was expecting to have a long day tracking the big boy. He was shocked to find the him down just 35 yards from where he shot it. Can you say femoral artery?

Every bowhunter makes a bad shot now and then, but not everyone gets this lucky! Practice makes perfect, eh Rod?

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